Discover 2,000 years of history in Gloucester

Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Roman ruins, an Anglo-Saxon princess, a murdered king's tomb, one of the world's most majestic cathedrals and the UK's best preserved Victorian Docks.

Steeped in history, Gloucester was an important Roman colony, and you can still see the Roman wall at the City Museum.

Visit Gloucester Cathedral, final resting place of one England’s most controversial kings, Edward II, and where a 9-year old Henry III was crowned (800th anniversary in 2016).

Aethelflaed, Anglo Saxon ruler of Mercia, general, diplomat and daughter of Alfred the Great defended the city from the Vikings and claimed the relics of St Oswald for the priory that she built and was later, laid to rest.

Visit the waterways and museums of Gloucester Docks, awarded Royal Port status by Elizabeth I. Finally, have a bite to eat in the New Inn’s picturesque courtyard - a magnificent, medieval galleried coaching inn.  

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